We teased you last month with this news, and now we’re proud to announce the grand opening of the Philadelphia Art Alliance’s new shop: The Parlor Shop. The Parlor Shop is on the first floor of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, just to the right of the entrance. This room, formerly known as the Wetherill Room, used to be a Parlor back when the building was the Rittenhouse residence of the Wetherill family at the turn of the 20th Century. Now it’s the perfect spot to browse and pick up some beautiful locally crafted gifts, including fine ceramics, handmade jewelry, and unique soft furnishings. The shop is volunteer-led, and proceeds from sales go to the artists and crafters, with some support going to back into the Art Alliance. This allows us to continue our excellent programs here in Philadelphia’s French Quarter. If you like contemporary arts and crafts, and love buying locally made artisan products… well that’s just another reason to visit us in our beautiful mansion space, isn’t it?
The Parlor Shop is open regularly Thursdays through Sundays, 12-5pm. We’re having an Open House reception next week, on Thursday May 16th, 5-7pm. You can get more details and RSVP on Facebook.